How to Prepare Yourself for Divorce in the New Year
The beginning of a new year is a good time for reflection. Often a Husband and Wife will remain together during the holiday season for the sake of their children, opting for a fresh start in the new year. If you find yourself in this position, listed below are a few ways you can prepare yourself for divorce.*
- Get Your Financials in Order
- The divorce process is not easy for either side and leaves both parties hurt emotionally and financially. You can help prepare by collecting your bank statements, credit card bills, retirement statements, investment account statements, current mortgage statement, and tax returns for the past 3-5 years.
- Be Conscious of Posts on Social Media
- Divorce is one of life’s most stressful events, and therefore, we tend to express our negative emotions and opinions on social media. While it may be cathartic to tell the world how you really feel, social media is absolutely not place to do it.
- Educate Yourself
- Before going into your case blind and unsure of what to expect, do some research to understand what you will go through and experience. Contact the attorneys at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC for a consultation.
- Start Self-Care
- Taking care of yourself, physically and emotionally, through this trying time should be made a priority. It is important to understand that this process is an emotional roller-coaster. To alleviate your stress, start a gym routine, surround yourself with friends and family for support, and make a few appointments with a therapist, if needed.
- Focus on Goals
- Write out a list of your priorities to share with your attorney short term and long term goals for your case. You can use this opportunity to create a better and more fulfilling life for yourself and your family.
Divorce is a necessary reality for many couples and families in Greenville, South Carolina. The family law attorneys at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC will be on your side throughout a process that is often wrought with challenges and emotions. They will give you experienced guidance and honest advice, while relentlessly protecting you and your loved ones. Contact us today.